The Labor Day Fun

September 5, 2019

Our Labor day fun started two weeks before Labor day when Earth, his godfather, and a good friend signed up for the cardboard boat race.  Two engineers, one toddler, cardboard, and duct tape? Sounds like fun to me!

Sitting Like a Lady

September 3, 2019

  When I was growing up, my mom taught me to "sit like lady": shoulder up, back straight, legs crossed at the knee.  Sitting like that showed that you were polite and proper and grown up.  I wanted to be all those things so I learned to sit that way- until recently. 
  Now that I'm living on Ebeye and in a Marshallese environment everyday, I've started doing some things the way they do, and Marshallese ladies don't sit with their legs crossed.  When you sit, your legs are straight out in front of you, knees closed.  It's taking some practice but I'm getting the hang of it.  I know that Earth and I will stand out here no matter what we do but there's nothing wrong with trying to fit in a little bit.

Where the Streets Have No Name- Navigating on Ebeye

August 31, 2019


  When I first arrived on Ebeye, I asked my friend Katie (from Changing Focus Ministries) how to find her house.  She said their house was on the south end of town, halfway down the street past Calvary Church and that if I made it the DIY hardware store, I had walked too far.  It took me 10 minutes to find her house, most of that time spent wandering up and down the road wishing for street signs!

Feeling a Little Homesick

August 28, 2019

   Right now, the electricity is on rolling brown outs on Ebeye and it's affecting me a lot more than I thought it would.
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